After my last book, Angels, Guardians of the Light was published by Hay House in 1995, my journey continued onward in multifaceted layers that consisted of travel, giving seminars and lectures, and later on being called into the ministry, which transitioned into healthcare chaplaincy. I have continued to serve professionally for the past twenty years in the same capacity.
I did not paint for a period of sixteen years, due to personal circumstances. I eventually was inspired to pick up my brush again several years ago, and haven’t stopped painting since. I wasn’t confident after so much time had passed, that I would ever paint again, but the dormant seed of creativity sprang forth once again. Afterwards, it felt like I was on an invisible time line with the urge to paint daily. It also carried a familiar energy when I began to paint angelic and ethereal subject matter which was not popular during that time period.
I have been painting most of my life, developing my own style and technique without prompting or expectation around 1984. Many of critics told me I was breaking all the rules by mixing mediums and painting subject matter that was not considered marketable. I have never been one to follow the crowd.
All of the paintings published within this book, Mindscapes, are the result of my creative explorations over the past two years.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Karen Haughey has been a professional artist for over forty years, and developed a style which is a combination of watercolor, pastel and gouache. She has been creating ethereal subject matter since 1984. Each painting begins with an inner vision or concept, and then her creative muses bring each piece to final conclusion.